Beyond Coal calls for replacement of Asheville power plant
(Mountain XPress) About a dozen community leaders met with Duke Energy representatives [on Nov. 20] to deliver more than 5,500 petitions from Asheville area residents who want the company to transition off fossil fuels in the region.
The petitions, linked together to form a 116-foot long scroll, urge the company to transition from burning coal at the Asheville coal plant and to invest in homegrown clean energy solutions. Councilman Cecil Bothwell also attended today’s petition delivery. “We need to urge Duke to speed our transition from coal-fired power,” Bothwell said. Asheville City Council passed a resolution in late October calling on Duke Energy to partner with the city in moving from fossil fuels to clean energy.
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